"what is the best qrp kit to make?
by HOMEMADE on December 7, 2007
just wanted to know what is the best qrp kit to make,is it from mfjenterprises?i am new to ham,and i need all the help i can get.thank you for your time,73
It all depends what your needs and wants are. When you ask what is the "best QRP kit to make", are you looking for quality with bells and whistles, or something simple that a newbie can easily put together that will work? Do you want to operate on a single band? Or do you want a rig for multi-band operation? There are plenty of modestly-priced kits for monoband QRP rigs. The multi-band kits are more expensive and are more complicated to build. The Elecraft kits are nice but pricey.
The easier kits to build are of course the monobanders. Quality wise, the best bang for your buck would be a Small Wonder Labs SW+ Series Transceivers. They cost $55 each and are available for 20m, 30m, 40m and 80m.
For a newbie to kit-building, it is best to start with a monobander. Most hams would suggest the Small Wonder Labs SW+ Series Transceivers. Best band would be 20m or 40m for starters. Here are some URLs:
Oak Hills Researchhttp://www.ohr.com/
Small Wonder Labshttp://www.smallwonderlabs.com/
I hope this helps.
73 de Mark